Crochet cushion #1

I did it – I finished my first crochet cushion and I am soooo proud!

blues crochet

There he is, enjoying himself with my other lovely cushions on my blue sofa, with the blue rug. No more blue creations.

Crochet cushion

So, I’ve already gone off-track with my 12 in 12 project. But I’m sure that once I’ve finished my first crochet cushion, a blanket will soon follow.

I’ve made the 9 squares for the front (did 5 this evening!) and am now learning to join them up with a little help from this blog:

http://gourmetcrochet.blogspot.co.nz/2010/01/flat-braid-join-how-to.html

By the end of this evening, I should have at least one half of a cushion cover. Whoop!

blue crochet

How did we make it to October already?!

Well now, I have been a bad blogger. A whole month with no words!

It’s not for lack of crafting though. Although, I am unsuprised to have found myself going off-piste with some of my creative endeavors…

Not too wildly though. The crochet blanket has begun, but I became overwhelmed with wool choices when I popped into the local haberdashery and ended up choosing a selection of blues and greys for the granny square quilt. When in doubt, I always seem to opt for blues – they seem to be the most neutral, without being boring. I painted my bedroom blue last year, and we have a blue sofa. After this, I will make no more blue home furnishing decisions otherwise it will be like living underwater! Apart from a cushion I want to make, which is blue with clouds on. Oh. Maybe I’ll put that in the bedroom.

I have been busily crocheting, as you can see from the photo below:

willscrochetnightmarecropped

The purple and pink squares are the first attempts at granny squares, using whatever wool I would find, and the blues and greys will be the real blanket.

On the left (although they’ve been cropped) are some attempts at some different granny squares, which I learnt on holiday. Unfortunately, the colours I had available didn’t do them justice so it’s probably best that they can’t be seen in full! However, I’ll put up links to both designs in a bit, as they’re quite pretty when done properly.

Looking at this photo, I can see why the boyfriend feels he’s stuck in a crochet nightmare at the moment!